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National Agricultural and Health Database
Universities with Agricultural Safety and Health Programs
Youth Safety and Health

Agricultural Health Organizations
AgrAbility Program
Created to assist people with disabilities employed in agriculture. The project links the Cooperative Extension Service at a land-grant university with a private nonprofit disability service organizations to provide practical education and assistance that promotes independence in agricultural production and rural living.

Agricultural Safety and Health - Network
Catalyzing the development, implementation, and evaluation of grass-roots community-based programs for agricultural health and safety.

American Society of Agricultural Engineers
A Society for engineering in agricultural, food, and biological systems.

Carle Center for Rural Health & Farm Safety
Offers important information to help farmers throughout central Illinois.

Center for Rural Emergency Medicine
Is dedicated to improving the delivery of emergency medical and trauma care in rural areas. The broad spectrum of outreach, education, and research programs focuses primarily on public health and acute care. 

Migrant Clinicians Network
Is a national clinical network of health care providers who serve migrant farm workers and other underserved mobile populations. Established in 1984 by a group of frontline clinicians who felt the need for a national network to support providers, raise awareness of farm worker issues, and link clinical migrant resources around the country.

National Center for Farm Worker Health
A national center dedicated to researching, teaching, and disseminating migrant farm worker health and safety resources.

South Carolina Agromedicine Program
Established in 1984 as a partnership between MUSC and Clemson University. An innovative approach that links medicine and agriculture to improve the health and safety of agricultural workers and of the public as the consumers of agricultural products. The AP has three program areas: public service, education, and research.
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Environmental
American Crop Protection Association
Is dedicated to helping farmers benefit consumers with safe, abundant, and affordable food.

American Water Works Association
Is a web-based resource for water professionals.

Creating a Healthier Home
This interactive webpage provides information and resource materials to assist persons with asthma and allergies better self-manage their symptoms. Appropriate education and resource materials about how to manage the indoor environment are included.

Energy Star Homes
Offers businesses and consumers energy efficient solutions -- helping to save money while protecting the environment for future generations.

EPA Integrated Risk Information System
Is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment.

Extension Disaster Education Center--(EDEN)
If you're in Extension doing disaster education, then EDEN is built for
you! The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) links members from across the U.S. and various disciplines -- so they can use and share resources to reduce the impact of disasters. 

Farm *A*Syst and Home*A*Syst
Farm*A*Syst is a partnership between government agencies and private business that enables you to prevent pollution on farms, ranches, and in homes using confidential environmental assessments. In every home--large or small, new or old, city or country--there are potential risks to your family's health and the environment. Home*A*Syst helps you identify these risks and take action.

Healthy Homes
Is a collaboration of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The goal is to educate families about how to reduce housing-based health risks. Use this web page to link to your state's healthy home program, find information on healthy home topics, and identify some resources you can use to protect family health.

Healthy Indoor Air for America's Homes
Provides basic but comprehensive information to consumers on how to get a handle on indoor air quality (IAQ) in their homes. The goal of the Program is to educate consumers about sources, health risks, and control measures related to common residential indoor air problems and to help consumers reduce their health risks from these problems.
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Federal Agencies, Centers, or Services
Association of Farm worker Opportunity Programs
Is an association with a mission to improve the quality of life for migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families by providing advocacy.

Indian Health Service
Is a federal health program for American Indians and Alaska natives.

National Farm Medicine Center
Conducts high quality research addressing human health and safety associated with agricultural work and rural life. 

National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA)
In April 1996, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and its partners unveiled the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), a framework to guide occupational safety and health research into the next decade. NORA is a tool not only for NIOSH but for the entire occupational safety and health community

National Rural Health Association
Is a national membership organization whose mission is to improve the health and healthcare of rural Americans and to provide leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communication, education, and research.

National Safety Council
A membership organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.

National Safety Council Agricultural Division
A membership organization dedicated to protecting the life and promoting health within the world of agriculture.

Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety
Established in 1977, the Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety (NW Center) is one of 16 Education and Research Centers (ERCs) funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH).

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
The mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in America. Since the agency was created in 1971, workplace fatalities have been cut in half and occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40 percent.

RAC - Rural Assistance Center
The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal" to help rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents. This site offers free web-based resources and customized assistance.

Rural Information Center Health Service
The RICH collects and disseminates information on rural health related issues. Is a joint project of the Office of Rural Health Policy, Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Agricultural Library, U S Department of Agriculture. 

San Francisco Injury Center for Research and Prevention - University of California, San Francisco, CA 
Established in 1989 at the San Francisco General Hospital Campus of the University of California, San Francisco, is one of 10 Injury Control Research Centers funded by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety
Promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
In 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln founded the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he called it the "people's Department." In Lincoln's day, 90 percent of the people were farmers who were in need of good seed and information to grow their crops. Today, USDA continues Lincoln's legacy by serving all Americans, the two percent who farm as well as everyone who eats, wears clothes, lives in a house, or visits a rural area or a national forest.
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Injury Prevention
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Saving lives and keeping families safe.

Injury Prevention Web
The Web hosts the web sites of several agencies and organizations working to prevent injuries. This site contains injury data for every U.S. state, more than 1100 links to government and non-profit injury prevention sites worldwide, suggestions of books for your library, the gateway for information about scheduled NIITS teleconference sessions, and listings of jobs in the injury research and prevention field.

National Institute for Farm Safety (NIFS)
The leading organization dedicated to reducing accidents in agriculture. NIFS is a non-profit, voluntary organization consisting of safety and health professionals and interested organizations. NIFS was formed in 1962 to provide a structure for the professional development of agricultural safety and health professionals. Its focus is to reduce the agricultural death, injury and illness rate.

University of Pittsburgh Injury Control Resource Information Network (ICRIN)
Is a dynamic list of key Internet accessible resources related to the field of injury research and control. The resources are in the form of annotated clickable hyperlinks to other Internet sources and documents.
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National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Agricultural Health and Safety Centers
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
The only Federal agency that conducts research, trains professionals, and develops innovative solutions to occupational safety and health problems. As part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NIOSH operates programs in every State to improve the safety and health of workers. The Institute responds directly to requests for assistance from businesses, workers, and State agencies. NIOSH also supports a wide variety of research, training, and outreach projects.

Deep South Center for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education and Prevention (University of South Florida)
Located at the University of South Florida's College of Public Health, the Deep-South Agricultural Health and Safety Center is the newest of nine Agricultural Centers in the United States. Supported through a cooperative agreement with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Center conducts research, education, and prevention projects that are responsive to agricultural health and safety issues unique to Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, Iowa City, Iowa
Located at the University of Iowa's Institute for Rural and Environmental Health, the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health is a comprehensive facility to study and respond to the health and safety issues associated with the practice of agriculture.

High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Fort Collins, Colorado
The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is dedicated to the improvement of the health, safety, and well being of the residents of Colorado, the High Plains, and the Rocky Mountain Region.

Northeast Center for Agricultural and Occupational Health, Cooperstown, New York
Established by the New York State Legislature in 1988. Recognizing the unacceptably high rates of occupational injury and illness in New York's largest industry, the legislature has charged NYCAMH to provide: research into the causes and prevention of agricultural injury and illness; education and prevention activities within the farm community; education of professionals serving the farm community; and clinical help for farm-related health problems.

Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, Seattle, Washington
Located at the University of Washington's Department of Environmental Health, serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and encompasses natural resource production activities in the areas of farming, forestry and fishing. The Pacific Northwest Center maintains a strong emphasis on worker injury and illness prevention, health promotion, and on integration of health and safety activities across the region.

Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention, Lexington, Kentucky
The mission of the Southeast Center is to develop and sustain an innovative program of research, education, and health services to prevent work-related illness, injury, and to improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the Southeastern United States.

Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education (University of Texas)
The project seeks to determine the current curricula, methods, and practices employed by Texas agricultural education teachers regarding safety and health instruction for agricultural environments 
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National Agricultural and Health Database
National Agricultural Statistics Service Kids Page
This site contain math and farm fun. NASS does not endorse any company, product, service, hypertext links, or the accuracy of the information found on these pages.

National Ag Safety Database (NASD)
A database of materials devoted to increased safety, health and injury prevention in agriculture.

National Ag Safety Database in Spanish
A database of Spanish materials devoted to increased safety, health, and injury prevention in agriculture.
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Universities with Agricultural Safety and Health Programs
University of Arizona, Tucson
Is a comprehensive resource for farm safety and health.

University of California (UC)- Davis
Is a comprehensive resource for farm safety and health.

University of Illinois
Is a comprehensive resource for farm safety and health.

Iowa State University
Is a comprehensive resource for farm safety and health.

University of Minnesota
Is a comprehensive resource for farm safety and health.

Ohio State University
Is a comprehensive resource for farm safety and health.

Purdue University
Is a comprehensive resource of information for farm safety and health.

University of Wisconsin
Is a comprehensive resource of information for farm safety and health.
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Youth Safety and Health
Children's Environmental Health Network
Is a national multi-disciplinary project whose mission is to protect the fetus and the child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthy environment.

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
The mission of Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is to promote a safe farm environment to
prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to children and youth.

National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
An organization that strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments. The National Children's Center is a site of the Children's Safety Network.

National Organizations for Youth Safety
Is a national organization for youth safety.

National SAFE KIDS Campaign
Safety tips and resources.

North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks 
Helping kids do the job safely.

Teaching Agricultural Safety to Kids
Teaching agricultural safety to kids program.

United States Department of Agriculture for Kids
A web page filled with fun kid related agriculture resources.

Young Worker Safety and Health Network
Is an organization of individuals who have, as a common goal, the safety of youth in the workplace.
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